Availing access to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an essential lifeline for many disabled workers that relies on this income to support themselves and their families during challenging times. However, the national approval rate for initial applications for SSDI benefits has been very slim. According to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Annual Statistical Report in 2020, awards given to initial applications for SSDI benefits have been only around 20% throughout the years. Given the importance of this benefit to disabled workers, this statistic is critically low. Thus, trying to avail the best application and receiving approval for one’s SSDI application at the initial outset is essential.
To assist one’s initial application, it is essential to gain awareness of the typical reasons why SSDI applications are denied. The common reasons why SSDI claims are denied include, but are not limited to, the following: